Copying a complete mix from one song to another?

In the old day with tape and consoles, I would normally keep the mix from the first song as a starting point when moving on to the second song.

Is it possible to do this in a simple way with C8?

I have a two different productions which I have previously worked on in older versions of Cubase (one originally recorded on tape elsewhere and one recorded, which I am going to remix from scratch but I want to keep all the editing (cuts and mutes). When I have mixed the first track of each production I would like to copy the entire mix with plugins, hardware routing etc and use it as a starting point.

So my question is, is this possible and in yes, how do I do…?

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Perhaps I am not understanding your prob properly but
one approach would be to simply copy the 1st project and then name the copy
something different. (‘Project Work #2’) etc

That way you would always have that copy as a specific starting point for new projects.

Maybe even make that copy a template for other future works.

Only downside I see is, copying the entire project would double hard drive space usage.
But if you have the room, no probs.

I’m sure other forum members will chime in with other approaches.

Good Luck!

You will accomplish most of what you’re looking for, by using the “Save Mixer Settings” feature in MixConsole, but only if you then load into a new version that is EXACTLY the same, in track-order and track-type.

I agree with both the ideas above.

What about saving it as a template?

Then all your mixer settings, inserts, sends, etc. are there already.

Just have to keep your tracks in order from song to song - which would save time over all anyway.

“save mixer settings” is generally what I use but if your have instrument tracks you’re out of luck. Steinberg broke the ability to save the mixer settings for instrument tracks in C7…

Thanks for the input. That’s exactly how I am working during recording sessions. I have a couple of templates which I normally use as a starting point, because most of the time I am using the same drum kit, lined bass (which is sometimes later reamped) and one of two miked guitar amps, using my standard choice of mikes. It’s great way to start a recording session when time is limited. I can more or less create a new Cubase file (and its folders) for the project and press record.

But I can’t use this method for mixing, which is my problem. Well, I can if I haven’t cut or pasted anything, then because if all “events” starts at “0” and there are only one event on each track, then I can just drag and drop each file to the corresponding channel in the new template project.

But my track are normally full of edits and empty space and then I can’t use that method unless I rerecord each “channel” to one long event, which is possible but time consuming (and boring), and I also prefer to keep the editing as it is when starting the mix session, in case I want to do further editing (which I normally do).

I used Yamaha DSP Factory hardware for many years, as long as it was supported by Cubase and then I had total recall which was very useful. When starting a new mix I just recalled the mixer setting from the previous song and the was really smooth.

I hope this made clarified a bit.


Thanks. This sounds exactly what I am looking for. I just need to be sure to have exactly the same track order.

I will look for “Save Mixer Settings” the next time I am in the studio,

Many thanks!

You could remove all the audio and automation on the first mix you finished, select all the channels incl groups and fx and export the channels. On the new mix remove all groups and fx, then import all the previously exported channels into the 2nd project. This will basically create the exact same mix console of the first mix with all fx and groups. Now you can move the audio from the old channels onto the new ones. Quite a few steps, but it recreates the whole signal flow and not only the channels - which is important for me because I use group processing a lot.


Nice ideas, thanks!

Love this board!

So many kool and different ways of doing things.

Always something to learn here.

Good Luck guys!